The U.S. State Department approved the sale of eight MH-60R helicopters and related equipment for an estimated $950 million to Spain.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
The contract will cover 20 T-700-GE-401C engines and a range of weapons and systems — 32 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles, 100 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) II guidance sections, communications equipment, 4 Airborne Low Frequency Sonars (ALFS), sonobuoys and more — to enable surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare and electronic warfare by these ship-based helicopters.
The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, NY. Spain has previously flown the older SH-60B Seahawk model.
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